Krista Selnau is a fellowships portfolio manager at Equal Justice Works, where she oversees Fellows and Fellowship sponsors on the East Coast.
Prior to joining Equal Justice Works, Krista founded and managed the Veterans Medical-Legal Partnership at Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Augusta, Maine with VA Maine Healthcare System. She practiced veterans law, including discharge upgrades for veterans with PTSD or mental health conditions. She also coordinated Pine Tree’s veterans pro bono projects, including Military Mondays, a monthly legal clinic in partnership with Starbucks and the Maine State Bar Association, where she served as Co-Chair of the Veterans Law Section. Krista also managed Pine Tree’s national veterans clearinghouse website, StatesideLegal.org, and designed interactive pro se materials for the site.
From 2013–2015, Krista was an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Walmart and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and hosted by Legal Aid of Arkansas. Her Fellowship project expanded the Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s Medical-Legal Partnership to include a legal clinic focused exclusively on the unmet needs of children with cancer and sickle cell disease and their families. Before that, Krista co-founded and coordinated a pro bono medical-legal partnership for children in rural Northwest Arkansas.
Krista currently serves as a founding member on the VA Maine Healthcare System Medical-Legal Partnership Advisory Council. She has written about and presented extensively on medical-legal partnerships nationwide. In her spare time she volunteers at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp for seriously ill children and their families in Ashford, Connecticut, where she has volunteered for more than 10 years.
Krista received her B.A. summa cum laude from Curry College and earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, where was an active member of the Health Law Moot Court team and participated in the Family Advocacy Clinic. She interned at MLP | Boston as an Equal Justice Works Summer Corps and Equal Justice America Fellow.